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1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting… Read More

Not So Scary Biological Control Agents

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners collaborated on an… Read More

Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I asked the Master… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control Field Demonstrations

The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control.  Topics addressed… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Mackenzie Bell

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Palm Desert in southern California, Mackenzie Bell is a graduate research assistant at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Mackenzie’s thesis surrounds improving Brazilian Peppertree… Read More